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Keep up to date with latest commissions, current productions, relevant industry news and insights, upcoming events, launches and much more from the ITN Productions team.

ITNP sign digital production deal with ICC

26 Jun 2017

ITNP sign digital production deal with ICC

ITNP has extended its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide digital clip productions services to clip licensees for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. 

Following a successful integration for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, star players and key moments will be showcased in a variety of ways, from individual clips of in-match content to curated packages and highlights clips. 

ITN Plotting British Invasion Into U.S. Market

20 Jun 2017

ITN Plotting British Invasion Into U.S. Market

“We’ve built a lot of our business plan on rapid U.S. growth. We have intentions to hire and employ a lot of extra head count in the next 18 months and set up offices in the east and west,” said Mark Browning, ITN Productions group managing director.

“For us, probably the single biggest and most exciting opportunity as a U.K. production company is working with U.S. networks and getting into the U.S. sector.”

Sports look to data enrich the fan experience

19 Jun 2017

Sports look to data enrich the fan experience

“Producers are working out how to create more inventory for their clients" says Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director for ITNP Sport.

ITN Productions is testing a number of different “medical grade” sensors and devices and says it would assign a specialist to a future production to assist in the interpretation and presentation of the data on screen.

Realscreen award for 'Interview with a Murderer'

08 Jun 2017

Realscreen award for 'Interview with a Murderer'

ITNP Television were delighted to have won the Crime & Investigation award at last nights Realscreen 2017 Awards for 'Interview With A Murderer'.

Data capture of athletes to innovate sporting events

08 Jun 2017

Data capture of athletes to innovate sporting events

ITN Productions is exploring ways of capturing telemetry from sensors worn by athletes and presenting the data to fans on digital platforms.

"We want to innovate in this area to provide a more indepth view of an event than ever before" says Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director.

To read the rest of this Broadcast article click below.

Alternative Election Night

08 Jun 2017

Alternative Election Night

Tune in to Channel 4 tonight at 9pm for our 'Alternative Election Night', co-produced with Zeppatron.

Includes Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell, Cathy Newman, Richard Osman, Romesh Ranganathan and more..

Tami Hoffman joins ITNP News

07 Jun 2017

Tami Hoffman joins ITNP News

Welcome to our new Head of News, Tami Hoffman. What a week to start, Election week!

Tami was previously an editor at Sky News.



Who did Mel meet this week?

02 Jun 2017

Who did Mel meet this week?

This week our Mel got to chat with Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario, stars of the new 'Baywatch' movie. 

She also interviewed 'Neighbours' legend Susan Kennedy and Rob Mills.

Click below to see her interview with the 'Baywatch' cast.

Adam at Butlins

01 Jun 2017

Adam at Butlins

The Advertising team have just come back from a 3 day shoot to create new idents for Butlins.

Here's our Head of Client Services, Adam Barnett, taking a moment from the shoot to spend some quality time with Butlins' Billy Bear.  

ITNP Industry News have been busy...

26 May 2017

ITNP Industry News have been busy...

ITNP Industry News have been very busy week indeed with a whopping 3 programme launches in one week.

'The Future of the Single Market' for AmCham EU launched at the European Business Summit, 'The Changing Face of Retail' for BRC launched at Retail 2020 and 'Above and Beyond' launched for POLFED at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2017.


Focal Awards 2017 win for the archive team

25 May 2017

Focal Awards 2017 win for the archive team

Head of UK Sales, Simon Wood, and his archive footage team were awarded 'Footage Employee of the Year' at The Focal Awards last night. Simon accepted the award on behalf of his team.

Simon Shelley meets Prince Charles

19 May 2017

Simon Shelley meets Prince Charles

Head of Industry News Production, Simon Shelley, was delighted to meet Prince Charles yesterday. Simon attended the College of Medicine event ‘Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality’ at the Kings Fund, as Industry News are currently working on a programme about the very same subject.

‘Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality’ is not about asking 'what’s the matter with someone?' but rather 'what matters to someone?' Prince Charles is a huge supporter of that work and we'll hopefully be interviewing him for the programme.

'Going Back, Giving Back' is back!

18 May 2017

'Going Back, Giving Back' is back!

Aled Jones returns for a new 5 part series of 'Going Back, Giving Back'. You can watch it every week day, starting this coming Monday on BBC1 at 9:30am.


Broadcast award nomination for 'Camps to Champs'

18 May 2017

Broadcast award nomination for 'Camps to Champs'

ITNP Television have been nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award, in the 'Best Non-Scripted Online Short' category for 'Camps to Champs'.

'Camps to Champs' see Olympic athletes invite viewers to experience how sport can positively change lives. 

ITNP Sport Football Tournament

11 May 2017

ITNP Sport Football Tournament

After years of heartbreak the Sports team were finally crowned champions at this year’s ITNP Sport Football Tournament. 

All proceeds from the tournament went to the charity Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle was on hand to present the prize to the winning team, as well as taking the time to referee a few games.

The Good, the Bad and the Hired

04 May 2017

The Good, the Bad and the Hired

'Soham Revisited: 15 Years On' documentary (1)

24 Apr 2017

'Soham Revisited: 15 Years On' documentary

It was a story that horrified the country. 10 year old best friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman left a family BBQ to buy some sweets - but never came home. 

To find out more about the 90 minute special documentary that's on tomorrow night click bellow.

Game on for remote production (1)

21 Apr 2017

Game on for remote production

Broadcast recently interviewed our Director of Sport, Alastair Waddington and our Chief Technology Officer, Bevan Gibson about the capabilities afforded to us by incoming IP-based technologies.

As host broadcaster for the IAAF World Relays this month we will be expanding our remote production model out to the Bahamas.

To find out more take a look at the article, click the link below.

Thursday 'telly take-over' (1)

10 Apr 2017

Thursday 'telly take-over'

This coming Thursday ITN Productions will be taking over your telly's with a programme triple whammy.

There will be 'On Benefits' at 8pm and 'Fritzl: What Happened Next' at 10pm on Channel 5. There is also 'Super Orgasm' at 10pm on Channel 4!

Industry News shortlisted for the ‘International & European Association Awards’ (1)

07 Apr 2017

Industry News shortlisted for the ‘International & European Association Awards’

Industry News found out this week that they have been shortlisted for a nomination in the ‘Best TV Video Channel category’ for the International & European Association Awards.

The Awards Ceremony takes place on Wednesday 3rd May in Austria as part of the Associations World Congress on 2 - 4 May.

'Shannon Matthews: The Mother's Story'

06 Apr 2017

'Shannon Matthews: The Mother's Story'

‘Shannon Matthews: The mothers story’ is the following instalment to the successful Channel 5 documentary ‘Shannon Matthews: What happened next’.

It went out last night and will be aired again at 10pm this Sunday on My5.

Tune in to watch Karen explain her motives for the kidnap of her daughter.

Industry News - US first launch of the year (1)

03 Apr 2017

Industry News - US first launch of the year

The Industry News team in the United States had their first launch of the year this weekend with ‘A Place for Living’, in partnership with ACHCA (American College of Health Care Administrators). 

The programme was premiered at the ACHCA 51st Annual Convocation & Exposition in St Louis, Missouri. Things kicked off on Saturday with a short intro and presentation to the board. The programme was then officially launched during the opening session on Sunday, introduced by Cecilia Sepp CAE, President & CEO, ACHA.

Both the ACHCA and all participants were thrilled with the programme and launch. ‘A Place for Living’ can be viewed below.

31 March 2017

A night of Magnificent Madness at The Oscars®

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"We may not have won an Oscar, but it was a thrilling ride all the same, says ITN Productions editorial director Chris Shaw."

Click here to read the full Broadcast article on Chris' first Oscar® experience.

30 March 2017

'Camps to Champs' makes OWM Shortlist

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The Shortlist for the One World Media Awards has been announced and 'Camps to Champs' has been shortlisted in the Popular Features Category.

We look forward to the announcement of the nominees in early May. Take a look at the full shortlist here.

To find out a bit more about the programme have a read of this fantasitc Huffington post article by Olympic Silver Medallist Samantha Murray 'The Power Of Sport For The Displaced'.


27 March 2017

Congratulations to Marcel

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This weekend Marcel Mettelsiefen (director of Oscar® nominated film WATANI: MY HOMELAND) was awarded the Grand Prix du Figra for 'Syria, Return to Aleppo', which is France’s most prestigious documentary award.

It also won the Young Jury Award at Figra.

24 March 2017

The Last Days of George Michael

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Last night ‘The Last Days of George Michael’ was watched on Channel 5 at 9pm by 1.3m people, currently making it the most watched programme in its slot this year after ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. 

The documentary charted the days leading up to the shocking death of music icon George Michael on Christmas Day 2016.


23 March 2017

ASAE's American Associations Day 

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Industry News have just spent the past two days filming US association leaders at ASAE's American Associations Day in Washington DC.  

If you've ever wondered what associations are all about, take a moment to watch this video of the event.

22 March 2017

'Video and your association' event

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This morning ITNP Industry News held their breakfast event “Video and Your Association” at Kings Place. The event was designed to give insight into the world of associations and creating an effective video strategy.

Massive thanks to Jon Snow for kicking off proceedings with his observations about the growth and future of ITN Productions. Also thanks to some familiar faces for joining us on our panel, including Adam ‘two panels in two days’ Barnett, Grant Fulton and Louisa Preston. 

21 March 2017

Advertising speak at CMO Inspired Conference

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The ITNP Advertising team are currently at the CMO Inspired Conference at Sopwell House in St Albans. 

This morning Mark and Adam spoke about 'Real and relevant content' and the importance of authentic storytelling within the industry.

20 March 2017

EasyJet excitement 'takes off'

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Filming has begun for our easyJet fly-on-the-wall documentary. This revolutionary series will be the first to use a mini fixed-rig in the cockpit following easyJet’s pilots-to-be as they take off for the very first time.

With women making up only 5% of pilots worldwide, the series will also include inspirational female role models and efforts to increase the proportion of female recruits.

Click here to read the full article.

10 March 2017

ITN Productions 'Green' shoot

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As a company we are conscious of how much waste can be created on a large commercial shoot.

With that in mind, click here to find out what our Advertising team decided to do to combat this on their most recent shoot.

9 March 2017

Mel chats to Hugh Jackman

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This week Mel chatted to Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart about 'Logan' and their final roles as Wolverine and Professor X.

Click here to see the full interview.

9 March 2017

Second win for 'Interview with a murderer'

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‘Interview with a Murderer’ achieved it's second win at the RTS Awards on Wednesday night for Best Home Current Affairs, alongside 7 other awards for ITN.


7 March 2017

First Industry News programme launch of the year

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The Industry News team launched their first programme of the year last night. A special preview launch event of ‘Vision for the Future’ for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) took place at the Intercontinental London, Park Lane before the IMI Annual Dinner.

All guests, including participants of the programme were extremely positive about the programme and their experience with the ITN productions team.

To view the programme and find out more about IMI click here.

1 March 2017

ITNP appointed as Host Broadcaster for IAAF World Relays

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We're excited to announce that IAAF have appointed us as Host Broadcaster for the 2017 IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas!

Our live coverage of the IAAF World Relays will feature 16-18 cameras and will incorporate digital and social media coverage. We will also be providing an integrated live feed for international television and radio rights holders of the opening and closing ceremonies, all races and medal ceremonies.

Take a look here for more info. (© Getty Images for IAAF)

28 February 2017

'Shannon Matthews: What happened next' documentary

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The disappearance of Shannon Matthews was a story that first gripped and then appalled Britain. Nine years on, executive producers Ian Rumsey and Andy Dunn's documentary 'Shannon Matthews: What happened next' investigates the aftermath of one of Britain's most notorious crimes.

When aired, the documentary averaged 1.4 million viewers (peak at 1.6m), beating ITV, BBC2 & Channel 4 in the slot. 

Click here for full article and where to view.


26 February 2017

ITN Productions takes to The Oscars red carpet

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Today was a momentous day for ITN Productions. We walked the red carpet of The Oscars for the first time, wondering if our Best Documentary Short Category nomination for WATANI: MY HOMELAND would come up trumps.

We didn't walk away with The Oscar in the end but this is another big milestone moment for us in growing our business, particularly in growing the business in the U.S.

Image: WATANI Executive Producer, Chris Shaw with wife Martha Kearney

23 February 2017

'Murdered by my Fiance'

'Murdered by my Fiance' is an exclusive documentary following the investigation into the murder of Helen Bailey, and the conviction of Ian Stewart.

Airing Thursday 23 February at 10pm on Channel 5. Executive Producers: Ian Rumsey and Andy Dunn

Click here to read more about the twists and turns of this tragic tale.

23 February 2017

Using live / documentary-style production in video marketing

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In this AMA article Mark Browning makes the case for applying video production skills used in news and documentaries to marketing.

The same storytelling used in news or other video formats can help authenticate marketing or branded content.

To read the whole article click here.

22 February 2017

What an Oscar means to an independent studio

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Our M.D. Mark Browning talked to The Hollywood Reporter about our Oscar® nominated documentary film WATANI: MY HOMELAND and his U.S. expansion plans for the company.

"...this is another big milestone moment for us in growing the business, particularly in growing the business in the U.S."

Click here to find out why.

8 February 2017

ITNP nominated for two RTS awards

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Nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards have been announced and we are up for two categories!

Current Affairs - International nomination: 'Children on the Frontline'

Current Affairs - Home: 'Interview with a Murderer'

To view the full list click here.

2 February 2017

'Interview with a Murderer' wins Best Doc

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'Interview with a Murderer' won Best Documentary Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017 last night. To view the documentary click here

Also in the category were: 'Abused: The Untold Story', 'Behind Closed Doors', 'How to Die: Simon's Choice', 'The Murder of Sadie Hartley' and 'Swim the Channel'.


24 January 2017

Watani: My Homeland nominated in Oscars

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ITN Productions is delighted to announce that Watani: My Homeland, a unique film documenting the refugee journey of one Syrian family, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short Subject category. 

Click here to find out more.

24 January 2017

Birthday Shoot

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When Industry News freelance reporter, Jon 'the voice of Siri' Briggs agreed to today's shoot, he told his producer that he was happy to be working on his birthday. He was teamed up with DOP David 'Rocksteadi' Crute only to discover that it was his birthday too! The two birthday Boys gowned up for a photo whilst filming an innovative anesthesiology technique at Royal Union Hospital, Bath.

17 January 2017

ITNP appoints first Head of Creative

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ITN Productions has appointed Kathryn Dufty as the first Head of Creative of its advertising production business to further amplify the creative output of its TV commercials and branded content teams 

Find out more about our new Head of Creative here.

13 January 2017

'Going Back Giving Back' Recommissioned

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This week we’ve begun work on a new series of Going Back Giving Back for the BBC, which has been re-commissioned for five further episodes. It’s succinctly summed up by the BBC as: A place for heart-warming stories and life-changing journeys.

We’re currently on the hunt for worthy beneficiaries and potential donors, please contact with your suggestions.

13 January 2017

La La Land interview with Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling jokes that his friends have told him to stop playing the piano all the time and he'll maybe consider doing a stage version of La La Land. Interview by Melissa Nathoo, ITN Productions news presenter.

See full interview here.



6 January 2017

Seize the Holiday wins 'Campaign of the Year 2016'

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#SiezeTheHoliday live ad for Virgin Holidays, created by AMV and produced by ITN Productions and HLA, beat off tough competition from Adidas and Channel 4 to take home the prize of ‘Campaign of the Year 2016’ by Marketing Week.

Click here for more info on #SiezeTheHoliday, the world's first live ad campaign.

22 December 2016

On set for The Christmas Channel

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Filming and editing is now complete for the Jerusalem Productions' Christmas campaign 2016 (formerly known as Nativity Factor). Our Head of Ventures, Duncan (see photo), has been working alongside a team of specialist Christian film makers on two short films for YouTube.

Click here to see the first film and here to see the second film.

19 December 2016

Bake Off's Andrew Smyth joins Industry News

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Industry News is feeling festive this week after filming with engineer and Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth for the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Andrew put both of his skill-sets to good use by showing us how to engineer a Christmas gingerbread house.


16 December 2016

Double win for our Broadcast team

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'Escape from ISIS' has achieved a double win for the Broadcast team by winning a Rory Peck and a Columbia duPont Journalism Award. To find out more about the duPont award winners take a look here.

8 December 2016

'Children on the Frontline' wins award at Rory Peck and FPA

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We are very proud to be able to congratulate Marcel Mettelsiefen and our Broadcast team on their continued awards success for 'Children on the Frontline: The Escape'. Last night it won a Rory Peck award and the FPA voted it TV Doc / Feature Story of the year. Marcel also won FPA's Journalist of the Year. 

To view the trailer click here.

8 December 2016

Camps to Champs Premiere

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'Camps to Champs: The Power of Sport for the Displaced' launches with a premiere event at the ICA tonight. The Olympic Channel Original Series follows Olympic heroes as they visit refugee camps and areas for displaced people to see how sport can positively change lives.
The episode will go live at 7.30pm, directly after the screening, at and further episodes will be released weekly for the next three Thursdays.

8 December 2016

ITNP NewsXchange Breakfast Event

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The ITN Productions news team held a breakfast event for our broadcast and digital news clients at this year’s NewsXchange conference, in the DR Koncerthuset.

This year's NewsXchange saw opening speech from Ulrik Haagerup, Director of News at DR TV, followed by a keynote from Nigel Farage. Other noted speakers included Patrick Worrall of Channel 4 News, along with Patrick Walker of Facebook.

1 December 2016

'Healthy Communities, Healthy People' film is launched

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Today Industry News launched their latest programme 'Healthy Communities, Healthy People' at the NHS Alliance Health Creation day. The programme looks at every aspect of health and social care and how we can improve peoples health and well being across the entire population. 

Take a look at the trailer here.

28 November 2016

ITNP Advertising team win gold at the CMA Awards

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We couldn't be prouder of our Advertising team for winning gold last night at The CMA International Content Marketing Awards 2016. The branded content they created for Barclays came top in the category for 'Best Finance' film.   

Click here to view the video of last nights events.


24 November 2016

Documentary about Big Ben announced

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The House of Commons has now announced that we will be making a series of unique programmes for Channel 4 which will document the epic transformation of the Elizabeth Tower, the Great Clock and the Great Bell, also known as Big Ben.

For more details click here.

24 November 2016

ITN Productions is shortlisted for the Broadcast Awards 2017

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Interview with A Murderer
ITN Productions for Channel 4


Children on the Frontline: The Escape
ITN Productions for Channel 4




21 November 2016

On Set with the Branded Content team

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It’s been a busy time for the Branded Content team who were on a two day shoot last week for Barclays combining three locations across London. They put the cast through their paces literally, forcing them to deliver lines whilst on the treadmill – multitasking at its finest! 

18 November 2016

Melissa meets The Cookie Monster

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Last week our Digital News reporter Melissa Nathoo was lucky enough to meet The Cookie Monster! Click here to watch them boogie to 'Can't Stop the Feeling' by Justin Timberlake.

3 November 2016

ITN lands Easyjet access

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ITN Productions has landed access to Easyjet and will follow trainee pilots as they take off for the first time in a three-part documentary series for ITV. It will follow pilots as they begin training and take their debut solo flight, their first passenger flight and track the ups and downs of mastering take-off and landing.



3 November 2016

Children on the Frontline wins AIB award

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We are delighted to have won an award at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards last night. Our documentary 'Children on the Frontline: The Escape' came top in it's nominated category for International Current Affairs.

Take a look at the trailer here.

31 October 2016

Industry News launches 'Engineering Around Us' film

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Industry News have partnered with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to produce a new online programme called 'Engineering Around Us'. It explores the array of engineering skills across leading companies and examines how universities are adjusting their engineering programmes to adapt to industry needs.

For more information and to watch the full film click here.

28 October 2016

Industry News launch new programme at the RSPH awards


Following on from 2015’s ‘Improve and Protect’ programme, RSPH and ITN Productions partnered again this year to produce a programme called ‘Championing the Public’s Health’. This  was launched last night at the Royal Society for Public Health Awards. The programme explores some of the UK’s major public health challenges and the initiatives being taken to tackle them.

Watch the full programme here.

27 October 2016

'Behind the scenes' of our Jamie Oliver interview

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Here's a little sneak-peak behind the scenes of our Jamie Oliver interview on the shoot of our new Industry News programme 'Championing the Public's Health'. The programme launches tonight at the RSPH awards in front of key public health leaders.

27 October 2016

'WATANI: MY HOMELAND' Oscar and Prix Europa success

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The ITN Productions documentary 'WATANI: MY HOMELAND' has been shortlisted for the Documentary Shorts category of The Oscars 2017. It has also won the Prix Europa award for Best European TV programme of the year about cultural diversity.

Marcel Mettelsiefen's unique documentary follows a Syrian family over three traumatic years, from the ruins of their life in Aleppo, to beginning their new lives in Germany.

21 October 2016

Commercials team wins big at Media Week Awards

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The Commercials team attended the Media Week Awards 2016 last night in their finery. They took home a whopping four awards; the gold award for their ‘ITV with #suzukisaturdays and Ant & Dec’, ‘ITV with The Woodland Trust: Discover the World on your desktop’ and best use of content for ‘The 7Stars and ITV for #suzukisaturdays’. They also won a bronze award for ‘ITV with Camelot’s Play Makes It Possible’.

29 September 2016

'Travel Agents Taking Off' launches at ASTA 2016 

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Our USA Industry News team had a grand time premiering our new film 'Travel Agents Taking Off' at the ASTA Global Convention in Reno last night.  The programme, featuring an interview with travel personality Samantha Brown, was very well received. 

22 September 2016

'Escape from ISIS' wins International Emmy

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We couldn't be prouder - 'Escape From ISIS' has won an International Emmy. 

"We're thrilled to win this Emmy for a second year running against stiff international competition. Reporter / producer Ed Watts and Exec producer George Waldrum did an amazing job with a very challenging subject but the real heroes are the extraordinary women who despite their appalling experience were willing to tell the world about their ordeal at the hands of ISIS." - Chris Shaw, Editorial Director 



16 September 2016

Construction Worker of The Year Awards

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ITN Productions proudly sponsored the 'Construction Manager of the Year awards' last night. Our Industry News team attended in their finery and were treated to a fantastic, sequin-filled evening. The Head of Industry News, Simon Shelley (front left), presented an award and a teaser of their film 'Masterminds of Construction' was shown.  

13 September 2016

Why live TV ads won’t work for every brand

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As live TV ads become increasingly popular among marketers our Head of Commercials, Adam Barnett, talks to Marketing Week about how brands can make the most of the format – but warns it isn’t for everyone.

Click here to read the full article.


12 September 2016

'Seize The Holiday' campaign with Virgin Holidays

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ITN Productions and HLA joined forces to co-produce the world’s first live streamed global ad from 18 locations around the world for Virgin Holidays. The 60 second advert aired during ITV’s X Factor on Saturday night, and required 19 simultaneous shots. The live commercial was designed to show a UK audience that people just like them are experiencing their ideal holidays, at this very moment.

Click here to view.

9 September 2016

ODN smashes their Facebook figures

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Our Digital team hit record figures on Facebook this week with a heartwarming story about a dog named Nikki who became trapped when searching for food. The clip reached 4 million people after being shared nearly 22 thousand times.

To see this video and more click here.

7 September 2016

'Children on the Frontline' screened at UN Assembly

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ITN Productions film 'Children on the Frontline - The Escape' was screened in front of 2500 diplomats and dignitaries at the UN General assembly hall in New York to mark World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.



5 September 2016

ITN Productions Family Day

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The ITN Productions family day was a chance for all of the different factions within ITN to come together (including family members) for a day of fun and games. There was a Suzuki racing bug track, a Cadbury’s chocolate fountain, a Lego play-zone, a red carpet photo opportunity and much more. One of the highlights of the day was Safari Pete’s wildlife show which allowed adults and children alike to get up close and personal with animals such as a crocodile, a meercat and a scorpion. 

2 September 2016

'President Trump: Can he really win?'

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We were excited to learn that our programme 'President Trump: Can he really win?' achieved 1.5 million viewers (peaking at 1.6 million) when it aired. The programme also generated a lot of buzz on social media with lots of you wanting to have your say about the controversial figure. 

2 September 2016

Whitechapel Mission Breakfast Challenge

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It was an early 5:45 am start for ten members of our team yesterday as they took part in the Whitechapel Mission Breakfast Challenge. They prepared and cooked breakfast for approximately 300 people who may not have eaten for up to 24 hours. It was a thoroughly rewarding experience for all involved.

1 September 2016

Post Production team go Go Karting 

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Last night our post team went for a night of bonding at the Go Karting track in Shepherd's Bush. There were bruised ribs and a few bruised egos but in the end everyone got to live out their Mario Kart fantasies and walked away winners.


29 August 2016

Digiday UK go behind the scenes at ITN Productions 

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Digiday UK spent the day with us at ITN Productions to see what goes on behind the scenes.

To see the full article click here.


26 August 2016

ITN Productions ranked 21st out of 100 

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We are delighted to have been ranked 21st in Televisual's annual 'Top 100 Production Companies' yearly listing, published at Edinburgh Television Festival. We also placed highly within a number of individual specialisms such as sixth for entertainment, fifth for popular factual and sixth for specialist factual.

24 August 2016

Edinburgh International Television Festival 

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At ITN Productions we’re all about new emerging talent. With that in mind our Group MD Mark Browning spoke in a panel discussion at the Edinburgh TV Festival about the success of apprenticeship schemes in delivering new industry talent and our Editorial Director Chris Shaw chaired a talent scheme session from 2016’s Ones to Watch (the Festival’s charitable talent scheme for emerging talent). Overall it was a hugely interesting and enjoyable festival and we were delighted to have been nominated for 2 awards at the festival.

22 August 2016

Our team heads back from the Rio Olympics

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After a few eventful weeks at the Olympic Games our News and Sports teams are on their way home from Rio. One of the many highlights for them was hosting Mo Farah's wife and daughter for an interview on their rooftop terrace.

17 August 2016

Industry News attend ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

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Industry News have been out in the US attracting new Associations at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City. The cupcakes on their stand went down a treat with attendees and more importantly they met Kevin Bacon…


11 August 2016

Sports Production team

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Alastair Waddington, Director of Sport Production, talks with rights-holders outside the UK

Check out the full article here.


10 August 2016

'Bridging the video chasm' by Greg Melia, CAE

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By 2020 video will account for 82% of all consumer internet traffic. Find out how ITN Productions Industry News can help Associations make the leap to video.

Click here to read the full article.

9 August 2016

'Escape from ISIS' nominated for International Emmy 

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'Dispatches: Escape from ISIS' has received a nomination for the Current Affairs category at the prestigious International Emmy Awards 2016. The documentary exposes the brutal treatment of the estimated four million women living under the rule of the so-called Islamic State.

8 August 2016

The EFL season kicks off

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The ITNP sports team were on site with camera's in hand to capture the first game of the EFL season between Fulham and Newcastle. There's nothing quite like the smell of a freshly mown football pitch!

5 August 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympics are here

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Our sports team has been busy in Rio creating digital coverage of the Olympic Games for SNTV and for anyone wishing to broadcast live from the Olympics, our news teams are over there now offering quality broadcast facilities. To book your spot email

1 August 2016

Grierson Award nomination

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Starting the week with good news - we’ve been shortlisted in the Grierson Awards Best Documentary for Current Affairs category for 'Dispatches: Escape from Isis' - more info here.

31 July 2016

GB Athletes & ITN Source News prepare for Rio

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As the excitement to the Olympics rises, Jennifer Cordingley caught up with Mo Farah & the GB athletics team when they brought the spirit of Rio to London.

Don’t forget our ITN Source News team are setting up broadcast facilities in Rio, so make sure you’ve booked your spot to broadcast live from the games by emailing

29 July 2016

Industry News & the IET

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Industry News joined forces with the IET for their Open House initiative to get kids thinking about feats of engineering and technology.  They learned all about the VR studio wearing ‘the cloak of invisibility’ and got the opportunity to present the weather with ITV London presenter Helen Plint.

21 July 2016

'I am Team GB' gets 'Ad of the Day' in The Drum

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Our Commercials team are delighted to have been awarded 'Ad of the week' in The Drum for their 'I Am Team GB' ad campaign, created in collaboration with ITV Creative, ITV AdVentures and the National Lottery.

Check out the full article here

18 July 2016

Tonight on Channel 5 at 8:30pm - Alastair Stewart hosts a discussion on the implications of the EU referendum, with politicians and experts facing questions from an audience made of political figures, experts, commentators and members of the public to examine what leaving the European Union means for jobs, finances and the British way of life.

12 July 2016

Tonight ITV premieres Wedding Surprises: Caught on Camera at 9pm – unbelievable unexpected Wedding moments.  Including a best man being given a £50,000 surprise and how one bride's big day went up in smoke, a bride giving her groom the surprise of his life at the altar and how the Queen become a wedding crasher.

6 July 2016

As ITN expands in the US we are excited to welcome Greg Melia who joins from American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) to run ITN Productions' Industry News business in the States

4 July 2016

The Blair Rich Project hits Channel 5 tonight at 8pm - investigating how successful the former PM's various business activities have really been.

22 June 2016

Europe: The Final Debate with Jeremy Paxman on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm.  Just hours before the polls open, Jeremy Paxman presents the final live European Referendum debate. Waverers and those still to decide which way to vote will hear from a wide range of well-known and passionate guests including leading politicians, opinion formers and other high profile pro and anti-protagonists.

17 June 2016

We are excited to be involved with such a great project

15 June 2016

In the second year of a unique communications partnership, ITN Productions and Mental Health America (MHA) have launched a news and current affairs-style programme exploring how people and organisations are changing the conversation and perception of mental health in America, and what have been the latest findings and advances to understand and detect mental disorders. Presented by newscaster Johanna Botta, ‘Changing the Conversation - B4Stage4’ is an in-depth, online programme which features a news-style report with President and CEO of MHA, Paul Gionfriddo, and sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations in the sector including MIT, the Picower Institute For Learning and Memory at MIT, KnKt’d, and UC Davis Mind Institute Watch the full programme here

15 June 2016

We are proud to be nominated for Production Company of the Year at the Edinburgh TV Awards and our Channel 4 documentary; Escape from ISIS has also been nominated in the International Co-Production category

13 June 2016

Sunday night/s gripping Interview with a Murderer proved a hit with critics:

The show made the list of Sunday’s best TV in The Guardian.

The Times called it “a compelling trial by television… 5 Stars”

The Telegraph said “this fascinating duel made for extraordinary television… 5 Stars”

“Make sure you tune in” said the Evening Standard

12 June 2016

This Sunday night Interview with a Murderer airs on Channel 4 at 9pm. In this one-off documentary, criminologist Professor David Wilson conducts a series of revealing interviews with convicted murderer Bert Spencer, the man never charged with, yet widely suspected of killing paperboy Carl Bridgewater in 1978 – a crime he has always denied. Professor Wilson, who has worked with the some of the most violent prisoners in the country presents his findings and his impressions of Spencer, following many hours in his company, directly to him which culminates in a blistering exchange at the end of the film.

9 June 2016

Have you booked your spot to broadcast live from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games? We are providing live stand up, interview & tape replay facilities as well as work space at key locations throughout the Olympic Games. This includes a penthouse in Barra, overlooking the Olympic Park, a stunning rooftop terrace with the backdrop of Copacabana Beach and our roaming camera will enable clients to do lives from the beach.  ITN Productions will be on hand to make you capture the vibrancy and colour of Brazil from the opening ceremony all the way through to the closing ceremony.  For more information contact


2 June 2016

The Industry News team has entered into a new partnership with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) in the U.S. to produce a news and current affairs-style programme about the exciting and ever-changing travel industry. The programme, to be called Travel Agents Taking Off, will be an in-depth, online program specifically aimed at explaining what travel consultants do and how consumers buy travel. It will highlight the latest tourist destination hotspots, as well as the new trends and technological innovations that are impacting and shaping the travel sector across the industry. Click here to see the vision interview with ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby

24 May 2016

Our Entertainment News team attended the 100 Years of Vogue gala dinner last night in Kensington Gardens.  Simon LeBon, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Tinie Tempah and many others hit the red carpet.  Find out what they thought of the 100th year Vogue cover featuring Kate Middleton here

23 May 2016

Today the Industry News team unveils 'Policing for the Future' with the Police Federation of England and Wales, a news-style programme which examines the challenges and demands shaping modern policing.  Where will new officers to combat terrorism threats come from? How will they be funded? Will there be enough protection to encourage officers to train up? 'Policing for the Future' features interviews with key leaders, a report on Home Secretary Theresa May's address to the Police Federations' Conference, as well as news items and sponsored editorials from various organisations in the police sector. Click here to watch the full programme


21 May 2016

This weekend the ITNP Sports team are producing numerous live in match clips for the Sun Goals & Times Sport Apps – we will cover all the action from the FA Cup final, England’s first pre Euro 2016 match & Aviva Premiership Rugby. That's all coming after a hectic week of Football League action and this week we produced over one hour of content with accompanying commentary of the Football League play-offs.

18 May 2016

The News and Entertainment team live streamed directly to the Independent’s Facebook page using API Live technology for the first time reaching 270,000 people, 19,000 unique viewers and an average of 4K people watching live within an hour - get in touch with the team for more information

16 May 2016

Tonight at 10pm on Channel 5 is Undercover: The Big StingJournalist Paul Connolly and his investigators turn the tables on criminals around the nation in a series of audacious confrontations and elaborately planned stings.
In the first edition, Paul and the team look into a huge racket in crooked credit cards and bank accounts for sale, with the trail leading to a crook who is raking in thousands of pounds while living off the state.

13 May 2016

We sent our best men to take on the notoriously difficult Tough Mudder 12 mile course in Henley and our News & Ents presenter James chatted to the brains behind the business and co-Founder; Will Dean about the real reason he set up Tough Mudder - check out the action

10 May 2016

Tonight at 10pm on Channel 4 is Children on the Frontline: The Escape. This unique documentary follows a Syrian family over three traumatic years, from the ruins of their life in Aleppo to beginning new lives in Germany.
“ extraordinary film” Radio Times.
This is the follow up to Children on the Frontline, our 2014 documentary which has gone on to win 15 prestigious awards including two BAFTAs, an International Emmy, Grierson, Peabody and Royal Television Society awards, making it the most decorated Channel 4 documentary of all time.

4 May 2016

ITN Productions and the 'Royal Society of Medicine' has launched 'Doctors of the Future', a news-style programme examining key factors that will shape the healthcare of tomorrow - training, the widening of participation in healthcare careers, the increasing use of digital technologies, and continuing research and collaboration.

Click here to watch the programme.

27 April 2016

ITN Productions created a fast-turnaround audio documentary for Audible celebrating the life of the late musician Prince who died suddenly on Thursday 21st April. Prince: A Celebration of Life is the first time ITN Productions has been commissioned to create an audio documentary. This archive-rich documentary pays tribute to one of the most gifted and prolific composers, musicians and performers of all time. It was completed and delivered within three days of commission.

17 April 2016

The ITNP Sports team filmed and produced a collection of VT’s which were broadcast at the Football League awards in Manchester. The ceremony, attended by nearly 1000 guests from across the football landscape, celebrated the year’s top individual performers, in addition to categories such as ‘Supporter of the Year’ and ‘Family Club of the Year’. We also provided a live stream of the event, broadcast on the Football League’s YouTube channel, as well as fast turnaround clips of the key awards and moments from the night for the Football League’s social channels.

5 April 2016

Dispatches: Escape from ISIS has garnered another prestigious nomination - this time at the One World Media Awards in the Television Category. The ceremony is held in June and ITN as a whole is nominated for 6 further awards across ITV News, Channel 4 News and 5 News. See the full longlist here:

4 April 2016

One of the country's leading home care providers has been forced to close its Haringey branch following our Dispatches: Britain's Pensioner Care Scandal - presented by Channel 4 News presenter Jackie Long. This joint investigation with the Sunday Times examines the crisis in home care for older people with secret filming revealing the cracks in an overstretched service. You can read the press release here:

1 April 2016

ITN Productions has joined forces with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and launched Driving Change, a news-style series looking at dynamic changes in the motor industry. Find out about the latest game-changing technologies such as electronic and autonomous vehicles, financial and management solutions, training, licensing and new regulatory requirements which are shaping the future of motoring. Click here to watch the programme.

31 March 2016

We are delighted to announce that our Dispatches film Escape from ISIS has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award in the current affairs category. The ceremony is in May and you can find the full longlist here

23 March 2016

Our brilliant documentary created for Channel 4, How the Rich Live Longer, has been chosen by Realscreen magazine as one of their MIPTV top picks! The documentary, presented by Dr Christian Jessen (Embarrassing Bodies) has already been sold in more than 50 territories.

22 March 2016

Boris Johnson created headlines after appearing on The Agenda with Tom Bradby talking about Iain Duncan Smith's resignation and the Budget's proposed PIP cuts. See the front page Daily Telegraph article here:

18 March 2016

View the NatWest Moneyclip team's same day turnaround film for the budget here.

17 March 2016

The results of the Broadcast Indie Survey 2016 are in and ITN Productions has been placed at number 2 in the True Indies table moving up from number 5 in last year's report. Meanwhile, ITN Productions has been placed at number 21 out of all UK Independent Production Companies, moving up 9 places on last year. This recognises the huge breadth of production output from ITN Productions including current affairs, specialist factual and popular factual programming as well as education and sport production.

16 March 2016

Delighted to have made it into Televisual's Top 50 Corporate Producers for the first time! 

7 March 2016

Today ITN set out an ambitious 2020 Vision for expansion in UK and US markets. CEO John Hardie announced:
* A target to grow revenues to £180m+ by end of 2020
* The creation of two distinct divisions: Broadcast News and ITN Productions
* Ambitions for ITN Productions to become the size of Broadcast News by 2020

Read the press release here

6 March 2016

Our new programme Top Tens of Warfare premieres on Discovery Quest today telling the story of warfare in the modern age: the most iconic technologies, epic battles and powerful weapons, and the military inventions which went on to change the way we live...

4 March 2016

What were you doing in 1990? Watch Channel 5 tonight at 8pm for a reminder of the year Italy hosted the World Cup, Mrs Thatcher resigned as prime minister and apparently everyone else in the country was Vogueing (thanks Madonna).

3 March 2016

Our programme The Alternative General Election has been nominated for an RTS Award in the Live Event category. The star-studded awards ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on March 22nd. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

1 March 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined ITN Productions and host Tom Bradby on The Agenda last night to discuss the EU referendum and the US presidential election and to receive some sartorial advice from Marcus Brigstock! Click here to watch again.

1 March 2016

Our leap year marriage proposal was broadcast LIVE on ITV last night for First Choice. The question is: Did he say yes?!

18 February 2016

And again…! We are delighted that Dispatches: Escape From ISIS added to its awards haul last night with an RTS Award win for International Current Affairs.

15 February 2016

ITN Productions, The New York Times, and IDM talk the secret behind branded content success at The Drum's Content Marketing Breakfast. Click here.

10 February 2016

Escape From ISIS wins again! This time at the Broadcast Awards. Judges praised the current affairs winner as “epic storytelling” and “heart-stopping television”. The show exposed the brutal treatment of the estimated 4 million women living under the rule of Islamic State, and told the story of an underground network trying to save those it can.

10 February 2016

ITN Productions' political debate show The Agenda returns to ITV Monday 22nd February 2016 for an eighth series with a run of ten episodes. The series features ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby discussing the big issues of the week with four high-profile guests in front of a studio audience.

6 February 2016

Well done to our sports team for helping to launch Nick Kicks on Nickelodeon, the one stop shop for goals - and bloopers - from the Football League. 

31 January 2016

The Mad World of Donald Trump was a hit with critics. The Telegraph said the “Channel 4 documentary packed a decent punch”, whilst the Observer described the show as “timely”.

19 January 2016

Suzuki Saturday’s, with Ant&Dec, wins Ad Of The Day on The Drum! See here for more details!

12 January 2016

ITNP hires a new Director of TV Commercials and Branded Content. Former partner at Saatchi and Saatchi, Laetitia Rennie will be joining us in February.

4 January 2016

With the Emirates FA Cup well underway, who will tackle the adventure head on and see it through the Fourth Round?!! See here to find out!!

1 January 2016

According to the Mirror our Panda Babies programme caused such a big reaction on social media it “nearly shut down the Internet”!!

1 January 2016

Panda Babies on ITV was a hit with both critics and audiences. The Telegraph called the show a “cavalcade of cuteness” that was “hard to resist.” We tend to agree.

21 December 2015

Merry Christmas from all of us at ITN Productions! Here's a festive animation celebrating our best year ever! We look forward to working with you in 2016...

7 December 2015

ITN Productions to produce content as part of ITV's recently announced Suzuki advertising deal: one of Britain's biggest TV sponsorship deals outside of sport. Read more here.

1 December 2015

Jonathon Ross confirmed as host - but will ITN Productions will win Indie of the Year at the Broadcast Awards 2016?

28 November 2015

ITN Productions' very own Simon Baker gives The Drum his thoughts on the future of content marketing. Read more here.

25 November 2015

ITN Productions' Industry News team was at the CIOB's International Inspiring Construction conference yesterday (24 November) for the launch of their new film exploring the role of technology in the industry. Read more here.

24 November 2015

Simon Baker's thoughts on the future of branded content - the four trends that you need to know. Read more here.

24 November 2015

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched a landmark news-style programme in partnership with ITN Productions entitled Building Tomorrow exploring new technologies that have transformed the face of the industry and disrupted traditional models.

19 November 2015

ITN Productions announces "Real Time Studios". Read more here.

12 November 2015

Caring Communities is a programme produced by ITN Productions in partnership with Care England exploring key issues in the sector including inadequate funding, lack of resources, an underpaid and under-recognised workforce, and a lack of integration with the health sector.

30 October 2015

Suzuki signs £2m deal with ITN Productions and ITV Media to push Vitara. Read more here.

29 October 2015

Read about our real-time content strategy that has achieved 5m views in 4 months for Thomas Cook in this issue of The Drum. Read more here.

22 October 2015

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and ITN Productions have launched Improve and Protect, a news and current affairs-style programme exploring some of the nation’s major public health challenges and recent initiatives taken in the sector.

16 October 2015

Our Head of Branded Content, Simon Baker, has contributed to the latest Content Marketing Association report, 'The role of social in content marketing'. Download it here.

14 October 2015

Alongside ITN Productions, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association premiered Pension Revolution at their annual conference & exhibition in front of some of the most important pension decision makers in the UK.

29 September 2015

ITN Productions wins an International Emmy! Congratulations to everyone involved! Read more here.

24 September 2015

Our programme for the British Veterinary Association explores the diverse challenges of the profession as well as the achievements made by vets across the country. W

22 September 2015

ITN is celebrating 60 years today. Read about the history of ITN here.

14 September 2015

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) has launched Beyond Blue Lights, a news and current affairs-style programme produced in partnership with ITN Productions.

10 August 2015

Our latest work for The National Lottery has been shortlisted in The Drum's best creative work. Read more here.

17 July 2015

Highlights of our 'Non-Traditional Advertising Debate', hosted by Campaign Mag and featuring CMO, Post Office and Commercial Director, ITV, are now online.

13 July 2015

Watch our latest production 'Escape from Isis', this Wednesday, 10pm Channel 4. Watch the trailer.

5 May 2015

We are delighted to announce our new multi-million pound, three year deal with the Football League! Read more here.